High school athletes compete in the State Snowboard Championships Boardercross event at Mt. Hood Meadows Thursday, before OISA announced the remaining competitions will be cancelled.
(Mt. Hood, OR -- March 13, 2020) -- Mt. Hood Meadows has announced it will continue daily operations as scheduled for the rest of the season, however some events will be cancelled amidst Coronavirus concerns. V.P. of Sales and Marketing Dave Tragethon says, “At this time we do not expect disruptions to our scheduled daily operations. But we are cancelling certain events in compliance with Oregon Governor Kate Brown’s ban on events that attract 250 people or more.”
This weekend’s Spring Demo days and next weekend's Spring Brewfest have been cancelled, along with the Pride Day event scheduled for April 11. In addition, USSA (United States Ski and Snowboard Association) has canceled all remaining ski racing events - including the Candy Cup finals this Sunday and next weekend’s Evergreen Cup. These were major race competitions involving hundreds of young competitors.
Also canceled is this week’s OISA State High School Snowboard Championships at Mt. Hood Meadows. The first two events were held Wednesday and Thursday, but the Slopestyle and Halfpipe events scheduled for Friday and Saturday have been cancelled. See Banked Slalom and Boardercross results at https://shreddingscores.com/
Meadows is scheduled to operate daily through April 19 with some added weekends until May 2. Tragethon noted that, “Governor Brown has clarified that for now the limitation on large gatherings only applies to organized events with over 250 people in one place. It doesn’t apply to normal business operations like stores and malls which allows us to continue operations.”
Tragethon says Meadows has and will continue to take precautions recommended by the CDC (Center for Disease Control) to mitigate the current situation, saying, “We’ve procured additional hand sanitation stations that are located throughout the lodge spaces. We’ve stepped up our disinfecting routines with more frequent wipe downs of surfaces in public areas. We are educating our team and our guests about preventative measures - with an emphasis on frequent and vigorous hand washing. We’ve also made it very clear to our team that we encourage them to stay home if they experience symptoms - particularly fever, cough and shortness of breath - or other cold or flu symptoms.”
For more information on Meadows Coronavirus preventative measures visit SkiHood.com/COVID.